Summer weather and high temperatures are expected this weekend, starting Friday. Hot weather can make cool rivers very tempting. But our rivers are running cold and fast right now due to recent rain and rapid snow melt. 40-50 degree water can cause hypothermia in minutes. Every year, people die in our region's rivers due to cold water shock during the year's first heat wave. Please, learn how to stay safe and get help

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Last updated Thu, 06/23/2022 - 09:26

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Sign up for PublicAlerts so you know when an emergency is happening in the Portland-Vancouver Region. Getting info quickly gives you power to take action. It could save your life and the lives of your loved ones.


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Emergency Alerts Can Keep You Safe

PublicAlerts sends information about how to stay safe during an emergency. It can send messages by text, email, or voice message. It's available for anyone who lives, works, or visits the Portland-Vancouver Region. Personal information is kept secure and private. The service is free, but message and data rates may apply depending on your phone provider.



Each County Has a Different System

Each county uses a separate PublicAlerts system. Click on the map below or enter your address in the box. This will take you to your county's registration site. You can also find direct weblinks to the county registration websites below the map.

This system will only send alerts to the email addresses and phone numbers you provide when registering. If you live, work, and play in multiple counties, sign up in each county's system. 

** Texting your zip code to 888777 will NOT sign you up for PublicAlerts. Read more about alerts to learn why. 

Only counties shown on the map are supported.





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